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Guidance of Personal Injury Attorneys

Personal injury claims at times can be complex and hard to litigate. Understanding them can be crucial to winning a case.This information will provide newer and lesser experienced counsel with the practical tools, advice, strategies and helpful tips for successfully litigating complex, catastrophic personal injury claims. This material will be a crash course on issues facing plaintiff and defense counsel in complex, multiparty, catastrophic claims. Among other topics, the information will highlight prelitigation strategy, pleadings, motion practice, written discovery, depositions of witnesses and experts, liability/medical analysis, reporting to clients, trial strategy and settlement negotiations. This material will be useful to any trial attorney hoping to litigate catastrophic or any other personal injury claims.


Runtime: 88 minutes
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Agenda

Catastrophic Injury Claims (>$100,000)

  • What They Are; Where to Begin
  • Pre-Suit Investigation
  • The Complaint

Initial Investigation Liability and Damages

  • Liability: Initial Analysis and Pleadings
  • Control Group and Attorney-Client Privilege Issues
  • Contacting Witnesses and Concerns
  • Subpoenas and FOIA Requests
  • Other Sources of Information
  • Ethical Considerations

Medical Investigation and Analysis

  • Defendant and Plaintiff Objectives
  • Ethical Considerations

Wage Loss Investigation and Analysis

Written Discovery (Evidence for Trial)

Oral Discovery (Lay Witness) Generally (Example Handout)

  • When to Start Taking?
  • Many Liability and Damages Depositions in Catastrophic Cases Usually
  • Depositions and Who Do I Depose? Do I Depose Everyone?

Lay Witness Depositions: Taking Depositions (Outline for Pl Auto Dep)

  • Discovery or Evidence?
  • Translators?
  • The Dep Prep

Doctor Depositions (Dep and Outline)

  • Costs
  • The Prep
  • Helpful Tips and Ethical Considerations

Retained Experts/Hired Guns (Dep and Outline)

Insurance Coverage Concerns

  • Coverage Checklist

Settlement Negotiations

  • Mediation; Arbitration
  • Other Forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Negotiation Tips

  • Ethical Considerations
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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Ohio, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on August 23, 2019.

Call 1-866-352-9540 for further credit information.

  • AK CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • Alaska attorneys may receive 1.5 hours of continuing legal education, including 0.50 hour of ethics credit for completing this program. Please contact the Alaska Bar Association or go to www.alaskabar.org for details regarding reciprocity with other states.
     
  • AL CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.5 hours' credit, including 0.5 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • The Arizona State Bar does not pre-approve or pre-certify MCLE programs. However, records of this program and attendance will be maintained by Lorman Education Services for auditing purposes. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0.50 hours of professional responsibility.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit, of which includes 0.50 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • CO CLE 2.0 including Ethics 2
     
  • This program has been approved by the Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education for 2.0 hours of CLE, including 2.0 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • CT CLE 1.0 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.0 CLE credit(s) including 0.50 hour(s) of ethics credit.
     
  • FL CLE 2.0 including Ethics 0.5; Civil Trial 1
     
  • This course has been approved by The Florida Bar for 2.0 hours of CLE credit, including 0.50 hours of ethics credit. This course has been approved by The Florida Bar Certification Plan in the area of Civil Trial for 1.00 hour. Course classification: Intermediate level.
     
  • GA CLE 1.0 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency for 1.0 CLE hours, including 0.5 ethics hours.
     
  • HI CLE 1.25
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.25 CLE credit hours.
     
  • IA CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • Guidance of Personal Injury Attorneys is accredited under the regulations of the Iowa Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education. It is planned that this program will provide up to a maximum of 1.5 hour(s) including 0.50 ethics hour(s) of unmoderated credit towards the mandatory continuing legal education requirements under the Iowa rule. Please note: you can receive a maximum of 6 hours of unmoderated activities per calendar year.
     
  • IL CLE 1.25
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.25 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
  • IN CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Indiana Commission on Continuing Legal Education. Participating attorneys are eligible to receive up to 1.5 hours of Distance Education credit.
     
  • ME CLE 1.0 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.0 hours of CLE credit including 0.50 ethics hours under M. Bar R. 12.
     
  • MN CLE 1.25 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.25 hours of credit, including 0.50 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • MS CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.5 credit hours.
     
  • MT CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Montana Commission of Continuing Legal Education for a total of 1.5 CLE credits.
     
  • NC CLE 1.25
     
  • This program has been approved by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.25 CLE hours.
     
  • ND CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • North Dakota CLE policy does not allow for pre-approval of any self-study courses. This course may qualify for up to 1.5 hours of CLE credit, including 0.50 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.5
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this Ondemand course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 87 Minutes.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • NM CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of credit, including 0.5 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • NV CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours, including 0.50 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • NY CLE 1.5 including Areas of Professional Practice 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for up to a maximum of 1.5 credit hours in the area(s) of Areas of Professional Practice for 1.50 hours. Each hour may be counted only as satisfying one category of credit. Duplicate credit for the same hour of instruction is not permitted. This course qualifies for both established and newly admitted attorneys. Lorman Business Center, Inc. has a financial hardship guideline. Please contact customer service at 1.866.352.9539 for instructions on how to apply.
     
  • OK CLE 2.0 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • This course has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission of Oklahoma for a maximum of 2.0 hours credit, of which 0.50 hours are credits covering legal ethics.
     
  • OR CLE 1.5
     
  • Approved for 1.5 CLE credits in Oregon.
     
  • PA CLE 1.0 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hours including 0.50 hours of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 hours of CLE credit, including 0.50 hours of ethics credit.
     
  • TN CLE 1.45
     
  • This program has been approved as a distance learning format by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.45 hours of credit.
     
  • TX MCLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • This program has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1.5 credit hours, of which 0.50 credit hours will apply to legal ethics/professional responsibility credit. Lorman Education Services is an accredited sponsor, approved by the State Bar of Texas, Committee on MCLE. This program has been approved by the Texas State Bar College for 1.5 hours of CLE credit, of which 0.50 hours will apply to legal ethics/professional responsibility credit.
     
  • UT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • VT CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hours of self-study CLE credit, including 0.50 hours of ethics.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     
  • WI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program qualifies for 1.5 hour(s) of ondemand CLE through the WI Board of Bar Examiners.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8 including Ethics 0.6
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.8 MCLE hours, including 0.6 hours of ethics credit.
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

To earn each credit Lorman offers through the OnDemand learning platform, you need to watch 100% of the program. Also, for certain credits you will need to fulfill additional requirements which will be displayed on the "credits" tab when viewing the course.

Virginia MCLE requirements do not allow approval for programs that do not include an audio or audiovisual component.

This program was previously offered as a live webinar. Virginia MCLE requirements do not allow approval for attendance at duplicate programs.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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  • AK CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • MT CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • NM CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • NV CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • NY CLE 1.5
     
  • OR CLE 1.5
     
  • UT CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8 including Ethics 0.6
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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  • AK CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5 including Ethics 0.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • MO CLE 1.8
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • NM CLE 1.5
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • NY CLE 1.5
     
  • OR CLE 1.5
     
  • UT CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Over 32 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Faculty

Jason E. DeVore

Jason E. DeVore

DeVore Radunsky, LLC

  • Managing partner and owner, DeVore Radunsky, LLC
  • Practice embraces tenders of defense, triggers of coverage, allocation, intellectual property, advertising injury, pastoral abuse, trade secrets, professional liability, commercial and personal lines, umbrella and excess coverage, construction defections and accidents, trucking and auto liability, liquidation and dissolution of insurance carriers, insurance produce professional liability, compliance and insurance pooling agreements
  • Designated Illinois Super Lawyer, 2017-present
  • Published author for insurance risk articles, including "Public Policy and the Art of Drafting Conforming Insurance Policies", Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (2017)
  • Member of the Trial Bar for the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois; handled matters pro hac vice throughout the United States, including Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Washington and Wisconsin
  • Selected as the preferred coverage counsel for A+ Rated insurers and businesses
  • J.D. degree, IIT Chicago Kent college of Law
Troy S. Radunsky

Troy S. Radunsky

DeVore Radunsky, LLC

  • Managing partner and owner, DeVore Radunsky LLC
  • Practices in construction litigation, municipal/1983 claims, premises liability, retail, wrongful death, trucking claims, catastrophic injury, general tort liability, fire claims, large loss property damage claims, products liability, automobile negligence, transactional/commercial work and insurance coverage issues
  • Designated Illinois Super Lawyer/Rising Star, 2011-present
  • Successfully mediated/arbitrated over 350 state and federal matters; Cook County arbitrator
  • Deposed 100’s of witnesses including medical and other experts
  • Lectured to national and local audiences regarding complex litigation issues
  • J.D. degree, The John Marshall Law School
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Product ID: 403972
Published 2019
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